Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Snaps From Milan: Castello Sforzesco

Not many people connect Milan with a castle, but it's one of the most popular sights in the city.

The original construction dates back to the 14th century, but the castle takes its' name from the Sforza family. It was Francesco Sforza who started reconstructing it in 1450 and made it his residence. Over the years the castle has been rebuilt several times, and in the 15th and 16th centuries it was one of the biggest citadels in Europe. After World War II the castle was reconstructed, and today it houses museums and exhibitions.

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